By Karen E. Rodman, Tony Attwood
'This brief booklet, a suite of essays and poems, appears to be like on the loneliness, frustration and unhappiness skilled, now not through the individual with the syndrome, yet by way of their companions, mom and dad and different relatives: it really is they who've to deal with the absence of conversation, affection and empathy anticipated from a reciprocal loving relationship.'
- Irish magazine of clinical Science
The problems confronted by way of individuals with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) can't be underestimated, however the emotional difficulties skilled by way of those that aid them - companions, friends and family - are usually over-looked. targeting what's often called the Cassandra phenomenon, the place the neurotypical associate frequently wishes extra emotional information than the AS companion, this quantity gathers jointly letters, suggestions and poems to offer voice to the loneliness, frustration and love felt by means of a lot of persons who're as regards to a number of individuals with AS. Assembled by means of FAAAS Inc. (Families of Adults with Asperger's Syndrome), a widely known help staff particularly for kinfolk, buddies and family of individuals with AS, this assortment will give you the emotional help, perception and figuring out had to care for the feelings that AS inspires inside shut relationships.
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One lady invites herself to be included in the plans of others with no idea that she may not be wanted or checking if it is convenient. One lady always goes to the front of a queue. One lady went to a wedding reception and the bar in the lounge was not open. She went behind the bar and started serving drinks. ) What you can say about all people with AS is that they will sometimes exhibit “behavior which is not appropriate to the situation”. Anti-social behavior which they do not know is considered anti-social; they do not know what being anti-social is.
Without a good therapist to help us manage him, I don’t know how things can ever change. And we can’t stand for them to go on. We have loving family and supportive friends, and they have some idea about what C is like but, still, they can’t imagine what we go through on a daily basis. , USA, 2002 10 A Commentary I am married to a passive, silent man. He has never abused me physically or verbally (by this I mean swear or call me names). I don’t believe I would have stayed if that was the case. He never ever gets angry, but at the same time he is never joyful or excited about anything.
I feel abandoned and abused to say the very least. I’ve tried to break the glass to reach you precious one. But the more desperate that I get the more abusive you become. I’ve raged in anger and disbelief that you couldn’t open the door. ’Til I finally realized the glass is sealed and it’s pointless to try any more. 39 40 Asperger’s Syndrome and Adults…Is Anyone Listening? In the meantime I must learn to turn the other cheek through mockery and sarcastic words when revenge is what I seek. And I must grow in love and patience and forgiveness and long-suffering too through the long and empty hours of the silent unreachable you.
Asperger's Syndrome and Adults... Is Anyone Listening? Essays and Poems by Partners, Parents and Family Members... by Karen E. Rodman, Tony Attwood